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  • La La Land

    La La Land

    ★★★★

    La La Land is full of things I love: music, romance, missed connections, drama, dreams—all of this, and yet I couldn't love this film; I like it a lot, but there is something off about how closely this fits my tastes—so close that I felt not like I was watching something new but rewatching something I had seen a thousand times . . . And I can like a film a million times, but I'll only love it once.

  • Your Name.

    Your Name.

    ★★★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    A Makoto Shinkai film with a happy ending? What is happening to the world?

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  • Kangaroo Jack

    Kangaroo Jack

    I must have done a lot more cocaine than I remember at 13.

  • Only God Forgives

    Only God Forgives

    ★★★★★

    What is a film if not an experience? I do not watch a film solely for the narrative in the same sense I do not read a novel with the end all and be all being the plot. People look for the worst in everything and blind themselves with lenses of superiority. I enjoy seeing many that discredit a film for being pretentious. You can read Dostoevsky and dismiss it under the same pretense. The beauty is in the prose,…